Progress in Malaysian order of trains with graphene-enhanced supercapacitors

In April 2017, The Ministry of Transport, national operator KTMB in Malaysia and China's CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive signed a €180 million contract for the supply of electric trains with graphene-based supercapacitors. Now, reports indicate that the first of 13 Class 61 inter-regional diesel multiple-units for services along Malaysia’s east coast corridor have been largely completed at CRRC Zhuzhou’s plant in China.

Malaysian train with graphene-enhanced supercapacitor image

The first trainset is expected to be handed over to national operator KTMB by early July. After a period of testing, it is due to enter commercial service in October. The four-car, 1 000 mm gauge DMUs have a design speed of 140 km/h and are expected to operate at up to 120 km/h. They are reportedly being equipped with CRRC’s own design of graphene-based supercapacitor for storing braking energy and two MAN powerpacks.

ZincNyx to receive grant to study use of graphene-based materials in its zinc-air energy storage technology

MGX Minerals' energy storage subsidiary ZincNyx Energy Solutions will be looking at the use of graphene-based materials to incorporate in its battery technology. ZincNyx and its research partners have secured a grant of CAD$580,000 (around $446,000 USD) from Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) over the next three years to develop 'nanostructured material' for the next generation of Zinc-air energy storage.

ZincNyx has developed a modular storage system using zinc and air to store energy, which has none of the traditional high cost battery commodities such as lithium, vanadium or cobalt. ''Graphene is getting a lot of attention for many applications, but is particularly promising for electrochemical reactions since it can perform on par with traditionally used platinum'' said project lead Professor Jeff Gostick of the University of Waterloo, Calgary, Canada.

Archer to collaborate with UNSW on graphene-based batteries

Australia-based mining company Archer Exploration has announced a collaboration agreement with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) to develop and implement Archer’s graphite and graphene materials for use in energy storage system applications targeting lithium-ion batteries.

The collaboration will mainly focus on the design of high-performance electrodes for lithium-ion batteries using graphite and graphene sourced from Archer’s Campoona deposit. This work is aiming at the development of electrodes for lithium-ion batteries and implementation of these electrodes in a number of advanced application full-cell and half-cell configurations.

XFNano graphene materials used in advanced energy application research

The following is a sponsored post by XFNano

XFNano's graphene materials were recently used in two fascinating research work focused on advanced energy applications.

NiCo-HS@G fabrication (XFNano)

The first is a work by teams from Anhui Normal University, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences which developed a fast, one-step strategy to prepare sandwiched metal hydroxide/graphene composites through a kinetically controlled coprecipitation under room temperature. Such NiCo-HS@G nano-composite exhibits good electrocatalytic activity for OER, superior to most of the reported OER catalysts. Such performance and the facile preparation of NiCo-HS@G opens up a new avenue for the cost-effective and low-energy-consumption production of various sandwiched metal hydroxides/graphene composites as efficient OER electrocatalysts with desired morphology and competing performance for the applications in diverse energy devices.

Graphene-Info's Batteries, Graphene Oxide, Supercapacitors, Lighting, Displays and Graphene Investments Market Reports updated to April 2018

Today we published new versions of all our graphene market reports. Graphene-Info provides comprehensive niche graphene market reports, and our reports cover everything you need to know about these niche markets. The reports are now updated to April 2018.

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The Graphene Batteries Market Report:

  • The advantages using graphene batteries
  • The different ways graphene can be used in batteries
  • Various types of graphene materials
  • What's on the market today
  • Detailed specifications of some graphene-enhanced anode material
  • Personal contact details into most graphene developers

The report package provides a good introduction to the graphene battery - present and future. It includes a list of all graphene companies involved with batteries and gives detailed specifications of some graphene-enhanced anode materials and contact details into most graphene developers. Read more here!

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